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EM Radiation Protection

I run various machinery to cut/polish stone for mosaics. Is there a source for protective wear against EM radiation?

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wireless internet

Hi everyone.  My father connect with Skype for the first time today through wireless internet .  He is 80 years old and has had a pacemaker for the past 8 months.  During our conversation on Skype I constantly hear noise in the background of his voice, does this have anything to do with my father’s pacemaker?  Is the wireless dangerous for him?

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Induction cooktops v. pacemakers

I have been thinking about picking up a single induction 'burner' for use and an extra burner in the kitchen or outside near the BBQ.

In induction cooktops, coils produce time-varying magnetic fields that induce eddy currents in the ferromagnetic bottom of a pot or pan, thereby heating it, while the cooktop itself remains cool. Interference with pacemaker sensing could conceivably be produced by voltages induced directly by induction or indirectly by leakage currents.

No...

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Demagnatizing

What should a person with pacemaker avoid as far as demagnatizing is concerned? Other than MRI and leaky microwaves.

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Why the chestpains?

I started exercising more.. so I had real bad chestpain. This symtoms is usually related to my addison's so I had my potasium levels checked. Potasium was 6.5. So this new worry came to mind, what happens to the pacemaker in a addison's crisis. I thought this PM will beat through anything even death. Should I be worried that it damage the pm or damage my heart. I am a diabetic type 1 as well, keeping everything in balance is so difficult.

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cuffie audio

Ciao amici, sapete se le cuffie audio sono controindicate per il pacemaker? non tanto per le onde wi-fi ma per i magneti che contengono. Fatemi sapere.....grazie

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Chain Saws

I have heard that people with PMs should avoid using chain saws. I assume this is because when operating a gas powered chain saw, your hand is close to the spark plug and ignition system energy can pass into your body. If that is the case, what about electric chain saws? Also, what ablut other gas powered tools like string trimmers and leaf blowers?

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Surgery post pacemaker

Hello
I received my PM 6 years ago when I was diagnosed with Bradycardia due to an electrical blockage. I had gained a huge amount of weight and was so tired and short of breath it would take all the energy I had just to wash my hair. I thought I was just fat and lazy and needed to get off my rear, and so did my Dr. I have no idea how long I had the condition before it was discovered in an EKG that a new Dr had suggested I get during a physical. I was on the waiting list for an EKG for 2 mo...

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Cordless Phones

Hi Everybody,
I don't believe this is true but I am hoping somebody can confirm. I heard from somebody that the new cordless phones with the dect 6.0 and wireless internet can affect pacemakers. Does anybody know if there is any truth to that? Also where I live there are 3 cell phone towers and one radio tower. Can this have any affect on pacemakers? My pacemaker is for a type 2 heart defect and only comes on if my heart rate drops below 50 bpm.

Thanks
Stacey

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dumb question

Hello all

I just got into a discussion with my wife and came up with an unresolved issue.

In accordance with local traffic laws, I use a Bluetooth handsfree device whith my BlackBerry when I drive. The earpiece is somewhat uncomfortable and I am quick to take it out when I arrive at destination. My question is this: will it interfere with my pacemaker if I put the earpiece in my (left-sided) shirt pocket.

A secondary question is: given the fact that microphones...

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galvanic spa for face

is it safe for me to have a facial massage using galvanic spa on face

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CB transmitter test

I just finished installing a new CB antenna on my Jeep and thought it would be prudent to test for any interference with my pacer before I drive around some of those wild roads.

The antenna is installed on the left rear corner of the Jeep about 4' from my pacemaker location when I'm sitting in the drivers seat. The top of the Jeep is fiber glass so does not provide any shielding.

So I ran several tests where I used a small pulse oximeter that shows my heart beat waveform...

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pacemakers

are pacemaker affected by steel doors in the home???

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pings!

I have a Medtronic dual lead Pacemaker, implanted 9/10/10 and am recuperating well. From the beginning, I have felt 'pings' in the pacemaker area every time I sit at my granite kitchen counter. Is it possible that there is magnetism given off from granite? ( the nurses and doctor I have spoken to about it say that it is normal nerve reconnection happening- but every time I sit at that counter and nowhere else????

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FYI

I was in Walmart yesterday with my daughter and she got some earrings at the jewelry dept. We paid for the items then set off the security system. I pulled out my card as always when I set them off (usually going in some stores). The jewelry was what was setting the system off. The Walmart greeter went and took a machine off the wall. He then scanned the item to deactivate it. My daughter caught me as my legs buckled out from under me. It was a real weird feeling but it passed real soon after. I...

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Meteorite Magnet Sweepers?

Hello, friends. I'm wondering if it's OK to use a magnetized sweeper for meteorite hunting- maybe if I kept it at arms' length? My PM is a Medtronic dual chamber Enpulse.

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Skype

Has anyone heard of a problem with using skype??????

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Full body scannes

Does the airport full body scanners affect pacemakers?
LenT

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Loud music and speaking overa microphone

Does loud music and speaking over a microphone system interfere with pace maker and what is the interference. How much damage does it do to the pacemaker patient, or what side effects if any will there be if around the above. For instance in church.

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Kindle

Can anyone tell me if a Kindle will interfere with a pacemaker?
I have been a recipient since 7/8/9 and all had been well.
Received a Kindle for my birthday in July and have not felt right since.

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